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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let's be less dogmatic on relics in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... according to Transport and Housing Secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Most of the relics will stay where they are, and the new station will be built around them. But to preserve the rest, ...

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    United States Republicans take potshots at US-China climate deal

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:53am by Alex Lo

    ... Lamar Smith, Republican chairman of the House science, space and technology committee, and fellow Republicans Paul Broun and James Sensenbrenner. Smith admitted on Bloomberg TV last week he ...

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    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... to build public housing. Now we know why the queue for public housing just gets longer and longer. Razack's ultimate backers benefited mightily from those land purchases. Where was he when ... plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. The government justified ...

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    China, United States go to extremes over farce

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by Alex Lo

    ... this is a bit of a farce. I am all for releasing Liu unconditionally, but the new address will serve no other purpose than provoking Beijing. The US House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment ...

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    New York going the way of Hong Kong with its 'micro-apartments'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by Alex Lo

    ... York has a serious housing problem when "it has 1.8 million one- and two-person households, and only one million studios and one-bedroom apartments". The solution, advocated by former ... that they can extract from each square foot of space. Property tycoons like Li Ka-shing know all about this. Over time, this will make housing more expensive for the average Joe or Wong: they either ...

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    Police and residents were being silly over Hong Kong shooting siege gripes

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Police, residents silly over siege gripes Police and residents have voiced strong criticism of events surrounding the weekend's fatal shootings on a Kowloon Bay public housing estate. Several residents complained they were kept in the dark as the police moved many officers onto the estate to isolate the suspect in a man's death. I am not sure ...

  7. 'Ladies of the night' at housing estates

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Inventive housewives have apparently been moonlighting as 'ladies of the night' in their public housing homes. Welfare group Against Elderly Abuse says it has ... into one-woman brothels. The group said there was little police could do about it because no law seemed to have been breached. Housing authorities can, of course, kick them out for violating the leases. ...

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    Baby formula plea to US is infantile

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Baby formula plea to US is infantile First they waved the British colonial flags. Now some are petitioning the White House to help resolve the baby formula ... city to buy milk powder and resell it for huge profits in China," the petition reads on the White House website. "We request international support and assistance as babies in Hong ...

  9. Education chief to finally move house

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... asked the university if he could stay on in the house because his wife had been diagnosed with cancer and was physically unprepared to move. It was understood she had been receiving daily ...

  10. Another twist in the house-key littering incident

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Investigations have resumed into a complaint by a housewife who won a court victory after being charged by hygiene officers for littering by dropping her house key. In a letter ... that on January 3 she was wearing a jacket with a coin bag, a piece of crumpled tissue paper and a house key crammed into one pocket. When she tried to take out her coin bag near her home, some coins ...




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